Lost and Found Pets

Did you find a pet?

If you’ve found a pet, please view the list below of jurisdictions contracted with our shelter to see if we are the right shelter. If you’ve found a pet in one of these areas, by law you should notify EAS by submitting a Found Report online if you are able to keep the animal while looking for its owner, or call 425-257-6000 to make an appointment to bring the pet to us. Our shelter is closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Please do not bring the pet to us without calling first.

We also recommend you post information on local lost dog and cat Facebook groups, NextDoor and other online options as soon as possible, and also post large visible signs in the area the animal was found. Many times this is the best way to get the pet back home. 

COVID19: Please call the shelter at 425-257-6000 before visiting. We accept stray/injured animals by appointment only.

Gold Bar

Granite Falls
Lake Stevens

Mill Creek

Unincorporated Snohomish County

Did you lose a pet?

The Everett Animal Shelter holds stray animals for a minimum of 72 hours to allow owners a chance to find their lost pets. If the pet is not claimed during that time period, it then becomes the property of the Everett Animal Shelter. Once the stray hold is up the animals rarely go out for adoption right away. There are many reasons why the animal may not be available immediately. They may need spay/neuter surgery or some other medical attention. They may need a behavior assessment and a plan to address any behavior issues.

Animals who are available for adoption are on the "adoptable pets" page of our website.

Owners who do come into the shelter to claim lost pets must provide proof of ownership at the time of redemption. There are fees associated with reclaiming a pet.

We highly recommend you:

  • Check this website every day. All of the stray animals that come into the shelter will be listed on the website. Stray pets at the shelter with no identification are assigned temporary names upon intake.  
  • Put up signs in your neighborhood and check with local veterinarians, other shelters and rescue groups in your area; talk to your neighbors.
  • Place ads online through social media and other websites: lost dog or cat pages on Facebook, NextDoor, Craigslist, Pawboost, FidoFinder.
  • If your pet is microchipped be sure to call the chip company to let them know your pet is missing. 

Everett Animal Services provides found reports for public viewing only. EAS is not liable for information contained herein or for disposition of animals that are not claimed by their owners in person within 72 hours. EAS staff will make every attempt to contact owners of animals wearing traceable identification.

Found reports are kept on file for approximately four (4) weeks and are not returned to the reporting party. EAS is not responsible for any photographs or other items attached to the report. Information about animals cared for by their finder is not posted on our website and is only available by calling the shelter to review found reports.